Honors & Awards
Defensive tackle Thad Randle battled through an injury-plagued career to provide a physical presence and leadership on the defensive front. Randle started the first 10 games of the season before suffering a knee injury that sidelined him for the final two games of the regular season. Randle returned for his final game against Georgia in the Gator Bowl and produced one of the top games of his Nebraska career.
Randle finished his senior season with 31 tackles, including three tackles for loss and a sack. Before the bowl game his season high was three tackles in four separate games, but he made eight stops against the Bulldogs. The 6-1, 290-pound Randle also provided leadership as the only upperclassman among the Huskers’ top five defensive tackles.
Randle earned his degree in August of 2013 and was one of 19 Husker seniors who will play in the bowl game as a graduate.
Randle suffered a knee injury in late October and did not return for the rest of the season.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Before Nebraska (North Shore HS)
Randle's play helped the Mustangs to a perfect 8-0 regular season, before a second-round loss to state runner-up FB Hightower in the Class 5A playoffs. North Shore had a history of success, as Randle left a program that had won 78 straight regular-season contests following the 2008 season. Randle was a first-team Class 5A all-state selection by the Associated Press and was named to the Houston Chronicle's Greater Houston first-team squad.
Randle was a three-year standout for the Mustangs. As a junior, he earned second-team all-district honors for a 14-1 team that reached the state semifinals. Randle also earned second-team all-district honors when he cracked the starting lineup as a sophomore. Randle took his only recruiting visit to Nebraska.
Randle's Career Stats